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October 11, 2017

Local Now Available on DISH

App brings street-level community news to DISH platform

ATLANTA (October 10, 2017) -- The Weather Group today announced the addition of the Local Now streaming service to DISH set-top boxes, bringing viewers a new and innovative way to get local information straight from their communities.

Local Now delivers real-time, localized information about current events, weather, lifestyle, sports, business and traffic from content partners including the Associated Press, Foursquare, American City Business Journals, Stadium, Cheddar, Nextdoor, SportRadar, Fresco, TrafficLand, INRIX, Flight Aware and more.

Viewers will have the opportunity to take advantage of Local Now’s offerings via an application on DISH’s internet-connected Hopper (all generations), Wally and Joey set-top boxes. This gives viewers the ability to stream news from their current location, in addition to the option to navigate through any of the more than 220 locations available on Local Now. Severe weather notifications will also be available for viewers’ current location.

“Local Now is an easy way for consumers to get the information they need for the day, quickly, in one place, and in real time,” said Marvin Renaud, Vice President, Product for The Weather Group. “We’re excited to continue our work with DISH to help build new ways for modern audiences to get local news and information straight from their communities.”

“Local Now joins the compelling lineup of highly engaging apps on our Hopper DVR, like Netflix, YouTube and Pandora,” said Niraj Desai, DISH Vice President of Product Management. “Hopper is a powerful entertainment hub that integrates live linear channels and applications to provide a one-stop shop for today’s contemporary TV viewers.”

For more information, visit: www.localnow.com.

 

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About Local Now

Local Now is a streaming service that is changing the way Americans get news about their communities. Powered by The Weather Channel and content partners, Local Now delivers real-time, hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle information. With unique technology that transmits localized information to hundreds of markets across the United States, Local Now delivers the same information seen in a 30 to 60 minute local news broadcast segment, on-demand and in a fraction of the time. Local Now is available on Roku, Sling TV, MobiTV, YouTube TV, fuboTV and other major OTT platforms. It is also available in the iOS, Android, Roku and Amazon Fire app stores as well as desktop.